You read it right. We buy Christmas lights every year because the old ones usually wouldn't work anymore. The 100-light set costs less than $5 and we don't expect it to last for more than 1 use. Sometimes we are lucky to have 1 set working from the 6 to 8 sets that we install in our front yard. We had already tried the most expensive Christmas light set but it's just the same, it wouldn't work on the following year. Those Christmas lights are usually made in China. Is your Christmas lighting set durable?